Farty's Fortunes

Monday, 10 November 2008

Autumn Break

Off to the borders for a weekend break. While Mrs F went into town with her sister for some retail therapy, I grabbed my camera and went for a nice refreshing walk to get some of that country air into my lungs and anyone who says that I'm a sad git walking for two fecking miles just to find somewhere in this network-forsaken hell-hole with a strong enough signal to check my site stats on the moby is a liar.

Er...

Delightfully isolated rustic hideaway. Right.

Anyway, it was a pleasant change to escape from the perpetual low rumble of city traffic and just take a quiet stroll in the countryside, listening to the wild birds singing to one another, the odd dog barking in the distance and the slow, gentle shush, shush, shush of the wind turbines along the brow of a nearby hill. The rich colours of autumn, the tantalising scent of woodsmoke, blah blah blah here's some pictures. Enjoy.

Autumn

Wind Farm

Apple Tree

Flocking Birds

Free Range

River

Tree Stump

12 comments:

#Debi said...

You know, I think you'd really like Kentucky. The scenery is very similar to what you're showing here, which is (I hear) one of the reasons so many of the Scotch types settled here in the 1st place...

Lovely photos!

Mr Farty said...

Debi - I leave my PC for two minutes to make a cuppa and I get comments already. Cool. Or stalker?

btw all the photos are of the click-to-enlarge variety. Glad you like them!

#Debi said...

Completely coincidence, Farty, I swear it...

Jacki said...

Beautiful!

Memarie Lane said...

lol free range children. unfortunately mine are caged.

john.g. said...

Great pics, apart from those fecking wind turbines!

Laurie said...

I prefer free range chickens to children, but to each his own... (It should read Free range children and other animals, but now I'm just being pedantic)

I just got back from two weeks in Devon, where it is also very pastoral, but with fewer wind turbines - at least where my relatives live.

I hope you don't mind, but I tagged you over at my blog, although it may be a meme you've already done.

Mr Farty said...

Jacki - I like your pictures too.

Marie - Probably for the best, can't have them savaging the tourists!

John - Think of them as windmills :-P

Laurie - I've never been to Devon, although Kent (se corner of England) is lovely.

Feck, not another meme!! I think I'll take a peek at the other taggees...

Liz said...

The borders look gorgeous. I've never visited that part of Scotland properly, just driven through it en route to other places.

Very nice photos.

Honey said...

I love the apple photo. It's as if they are floating in the tree.

Mr Farty said...

Liz - I have relatives all over the borders, so I visit quite a lot. It is lovely, innit? I've been to Norfolk but not Suffolk, do I win a prize?

Honey - I wonder if that's what Isaac Newton thought just before an apple landed on his head?

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